Skeletons are a recurring theme in my work. My fascination
with skeletons and skulls is primarily from exposure to Mexican culture and immersion
in the underground music scene. I do not see skeletons as representations of
The Mexican folk artist Alfonso Castillo has influenced my approach to
ceramics, in imagery, construction methods and surface decoration. Much of his work
epitomizes the celebration of the Day of the Dead. This holiday is marked to recall
persons that have passed and as a reminder of our own mortality.
Skeletons are the foundation of our flesh and after decay
the only thing that remains. Nearly every culture on earth use skulls to convey
a warning. In modern American pop culture skeletons can say I’m a badass stay
away or I’m cool. Either way skulls are here to stay.